Overview

David M. Loring concentrates his practice in all areas of environmental law. He has counseled and represented electric generating and large industrial clients on a variety of federal, state and administrative litigation and regulatory matters, including:

  • Negotiation of a multi-facility Clean Air Act New Source Review (NSR) settlement agreement between an electric generating utility and the United States
  • Defense of an NSR enforcement action brought by the United States against an electric generating utility
  • Representation of an electric generating utility's petition for a facility-specific multi-pollutant rulemaking before the Illinois Pollution Control Board
  • Responding to United States Environmental Protection Agency investigations under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act on behalf of multiple electric generating utilities
  • Settlement and negotiation of administrative orders by consent involving Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) violations

In addition to drafting and negotiating environmental provisions and overseeing environmental due diligence in corporate transactions, David has counseled clients on numerous environmental compliance matters, including:

  • Compliance with NSR settlement agreement provisions
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting
  • Hazardous materials transportation compliance issues at large industrial facilities
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) compliance
  • Remediation of contaminated former manufactured gas plant sites
  • Voluntary site remediations under state and federal cleanup programs, including the federal Superfund and Superfund Alternative Sites programs

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